Citizen's Science Day Megathon @ Scarborough Public Library

 

Join us and thousands of others at libraries and schools around the country to participate in this year's Citizen Science Day to help find a cure for Alzheimer's! You'll play a game on our library computers called StallCatchers, where you help to identify stalled blood flows in the brains of mice. Sound hard -- and maybe a little creepy? Well, trust us, it's not. With just a little practice you'll be identifying blood stalls with the best of them!

After an hour of playing the game together, we'll then connect with the researchers themselves at Cornell University through a live video stream to show us the results of all our "hard" work. You'll leave with new found skills to help continue the research on your own home computer, tablet or phone.

While not required, you're encouraged to register for this event. This will give us a better idea on how many volunteers we need to help make this a productive and enjoyable event.

Come and participate in one of the largest live crowdsourcing events in history!

Megathon Agenda on April 13th

Time Description of activity
12:30 - 1:00 Volunteer arrival and setup in Meeting Room
1:00 Doors to our Meeting Room open to the public (pre-registration encouraged!)
1:00 - 1:30 Introduction and StallCatcher account sign-ups (for those without an account)
1:30 - 2:00 Live video presentation from scientists and celebrities welcoming everyone and explaining the Megathon process
2:00 - 3:00 Play StallCatchers in small groups or individually, with volunteers ready to help!
3:00 - 3:30 Live video presentation from scientists and celebrities showing all that was accomplished over the previous hour, with real-time results!
3:30 Wrap-up and thanks

 

What Is StallCatchers?

Learn More about the Stall Catcher game

What Is SciStarter?

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